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Bookmarks in Mathematica????

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg71640] Bookmarks in Mathematica????
  • From: "Philipp" <Philipp.M.O at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 05:37:21 -0500 (EST)

I have searched far and wide (http://library.wolfram.com/ and this news
group) and I couldn't believe that nobody has thought about it before.

I am a relatively new user (<6 months) and I get progressively more and
more frustrated trying to find things again. Say, a few weeks ago, I
read some useful stuff in the Help Browser that might have been
pertinent to a problem I am presently working on. Trying to remember
the item or the context directly or through associations is time
consuming and often fruitless.

>From my present knowledge of Mathematica FrontEnd programming, it
should be relatively simple to create a Bookmarks palette that
implements, you've guess it, bookmarks.

The Bookmarks palette should allow bookmarking all notebooks (including
the Help Browser). Setting a bookmark should be registered in the
palette as a "link object" and presented to the user as a button (name
should be derived or "inherited" with the user being able to change
it).

By the way, it would be nice to have Help Browser (or maybe overall)
History capability as well.

Am I wrong thinking it would be a relatively easy task? Can anybody
point me in the right direction?

Cheers,
Philipp.

P.S. Currently, I have a special notebook in which I create "bookmarks"
manually, e.g.,

Cell[TextData[{
  StyleBox[ButtonBox["EvaluationNotebook",
    ButtonData:>{"EvaluationNotebook"},
    ButtonStyle->"RefGuideLink"]],
  "[] Path & FileName of the current notebook ",
  StyleBox[ButtonBox["Mathematica 2.11.3",
    ButtonData:>{"2.11.3", "3.1"},
    ButtonStyle->"MainBookLink"]]
}], "Text"]

However, this is extremely time consuming & I would like to automate
this process". P.


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